October 1, 2017 is the cutoff date on early registration for the October 22, 2017 Network 16 Annual Quality Conference to be held in Tukwila WA. Continuing Education credits will be available for nurses, technicians, social workers, and dietitians. Find preliminary details in the April 2017 Network 16 News at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/nw16n.html .
The TMF Quality Innovation Network will offer a free May 9, 2017 webinar on Sepsis: Early Detection and Treatment as part of their virtual Annual Conference. Continuing education credits are available. The May 9-11, 2017 Conference also includes sessions on the CMS National Quality Strategy, the Social Determinants of Health, Opioid Misuse and Reduction Strategies, and Antibiotic Stewardship. For full details and registration, see https://www.tmfqin.org/2017-Virtual-LAN-Event . The TMF Quality Innovation Network is the QIO-QIN for Texas and nearby states.
Save the date for the July 18, 2017 HealthInsight ESRD Network 18 Quality Conference on Improving Patient Engagement and the Patient Experience of Care. The conference will span 8am-3pm PDT at California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles. Topics will include palliative care, advanced care planning tools and skills, emergency preparedness, violence prevention, and more. Continuing Education credits will be provided to RN’s, PCT’s and Social Workers. Registration information and a complete agenda will be available soon.
CMS will hold an Open Door Forum feedback session April 20, 2017 in Baltimore MD, with virtual attendance available, on the CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program, which includes the ESRD Networks. CMS will be seeking input from stakeholders and the general public about how to implement QIO program goals of maximizing program efficiency while continuing to improve quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries. For details and registration see https://register.mitre.org/CMS_Special_Session/ .